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Is Stress Making You Sicker?

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You've probably heard that stress is bad for your health and can even contribute to serious conditions like heart disease.

But stress doesn't just lead to trouble down the road—it can also worsen health problems we already have.

"Our skin and brain are definitely connected."

We talked to Cedars-Sinai experts to understand why stress can aggravate and intensify pre-existing conditions, from skin problems to diabetes and hypertension—and what you can do about it.

The mind-body connection

Stress and lifestyle

"Stress can prolong certain diseases and conditions for years."

Make plans to relax and rejuvenate

Communication is key